First and Last

Anneke’s first and final television stories in Doctor Who have been released as audio novelisations by BBC Audio.

In The War Machines by Ian Stuart Black, The TARDIS materialises outside the Post Office Tower in London, 1966. The Doctor senses a powerful and evil force, which he and the ever-curious Dodo track down to scientist Professor Brett and WOTAN, his revolutionary new computer.

Designed as a universal problem solver, WOTAN has suddenly begun to think for itself and has formulated a deadly plan. Using its phenomenal power it will programme humans to build mobile fighting computers, and with these indestructible war machines WOTAN will take over the world.

With the help of Dodo, Sir Charles Summers, and new friends Ben and Polly, the Doctor must find a way to prevent a global catastrophe.

Michael Cochrane, who has played several roles in the BBC TV series, reads the novelisation of the original 1966 serial starring William Hartnell as the Doctor.

In The Faceless Ones, it’s the summer of 1966, thousands of young people are taking their holidays with Chameleon Tours ― and not one of them is coming back.

When the TARDIS lands at Gatwick Airport the Doctor is drawn into a web of intrigue and deception. To add to his troubles, Polly mysteriously vanishes. Or does she? The girl at the Chameleon Toursdesk looks like Polly, and even sounds like her, but she claims she comes from Zurich. Who is she really? Who is behind these abductions, and for what sinister purpose?

Soon the Doctor and Jamie must face a desperate group of faceless aliens ― the deadly Chameleons . . .

Anneke Wills, who played the Doctor’s companion Polly in the BBC TV series, reads Terrance Dicks’s novelisation based on an original serial by Malcolm Hulke and David Ellis.

Both audio CDs are available signed by Anneke Wills in the online store.

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